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Making Referrals Work

"Salespeople who actively seek out and exploit referrals earn 4 to 5 times more than those who don't." Now that stat may be old [source], but referral based selling is a successful. Think about Angie's List, Yelp, TripAdvisor, Amazon...

Cable Will Win

The Telecompetitor spends a lot of space on Chattanooga's muni network - as if it was the perfect model for a Gigabit network. Two problems with it: (1) it cost taxpayers literally millions of dollars via bonds and federal...

News Tidbits Part 2916

Some different things happening in the VoIP industry. Let's take a look. Phonism has come out of beta with their VoIP end-point management system. 8x8 "announced it is offering an unprecedented Service Level Agreement (SLA) to qualified enterprise customers...

Why Social Media Might Matter

Gary Vaynerchuk in a 2012 keynote at Inbound said a bunch of good stuff, but this was most profound: "I don't care about Facebook, Pinterest, tumblr, twitter. I care about social media because it sells shit! ... this is...

The Culture of Complacency

"In their book "In Search of Excellence," Tom Peters and Robert Waterman list a "bias for action" as the first of eight attributes that distinguish excellent and innovative companies. Many of the companies they studied were very "analytical in...

The Wholesale Paradox

The FCC is voting on the anti-muni laws this month. Quite a few states - triggered by the big money of the Duopoly - have passed laws outlawing government broadband networks. The FCC sees the Chattanooga Gig Initiative by...

News Tidbits Part 2915

While Verizon is selling its wireline (including approximately 1.6 million FiOS Internet customers; and approximately 1.2 million FiOS Video customers), AT&T is upgrading U-Verse to 75 Mbps in some areas. Now they will actually be delivering broadband under the...

Softphone From a Handset Maker

The Telecom Reseller has a report that Grandstream released an Android app. "Grandstream Networks has announced the launch of Grandstream Wave, a free softphone application for Android devices. Grandstream Wave allows business and residential users to make and receive...

Competing Against Cable

The RBOCs have stopped trying to compete with cable for the consumer market and the small business market. (They just want to sell cell phones, M2M and soon IoT to them). CenturyLink, Windstream, Frontier and Fairpoint still have a...

Things You May Have Missed at ITEXPO

With the official first day of ITEXPO in the bag and the dawn of Day 2 is upon us, here are some of things you may have missed. Bill Miller of FreedomVoice, Digium, Fujitsu fame is back in the...

A Quick Marketplace View

SkyMall declared bankruptcy. Radio Shack is on the verge of bankruptcy, like so many retailers who didn't pivot - Kmart/Sears, JCP - even Macys is reorganizing. The price of crude oil is $45 per barrel today -- as Saudi...

MLK Day

When I was younger I was fascinated with JFK, RFK and MLK. I was 2 and a half when MLK and RFK were killed. I read a lot of books about the assassinations and their public lives. No doubt...

What I learned from the NFL Playoffs

Yesterday the Seattle Seahawks gave up 5 turnovers including 4 interceptions, yet still managed to win the game - in overtime! Here are a couple of lessons from the NFL games yesterday. Unless the game plan isn't working, stick...

It's Just a Piece of Paper

In the course of a day, I often hear about agent deals where the agent gets burned. let's face it, if you have been a channel partner for longer than a minute, you have probably been burned - either...

The M&A Picks Up Steam

Well, that Hosted VoIP consolidation is slowly happening. Reinvigorated VoIP blogger, Garrett Smith, hints that Jive bought other HPBX companies (unnamed) besides "COMVOICE, based in Phoenix, AZ, and Vocalnet, based in San Francisco, CA." The the press release says...

Broadsoft Buys Leonid

Oh, happy days for the folks at Leonid Systems as some of them are going home to the fold. Broadsoft bought Leonid, which means that internally that have admitted defeat in being able to make a portal that anyone...

The Job Jumper and His Rolodex

This is the story of the channel manager who about once a year changes jobs. In this business, people change logos often. Even more now with all the consolidation and layoffs. It's a joke at trade shows: "I'm here...

The FCC's 10MB Problem

The FCC in December raised the broadband speed target to 10 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream. That re-definition of broadband will redraw the broadband map in the US. (It will knock out some ISPs that offer ADSL (version...

EarthLink Has Embraced Retail

EarthLink has really embraced retail. For the last couple of years, they have been putting a package together around MPLS over DSL for PCI Compliance. Now they have added a Managed Wi-Fi service - that they were pimping at...

6 Companies to Watch in 2015

Here are 6 companies that will be interesting to watch in 2015. In light of the consolidation - and pending mergers - there will still be some interesting moves in telecom. First up is Sangoma. Why? Because Sangoma has...

2 Biggest Topics of 2014 and My Guess for 2015

The 2 biggest topics to me this year (2014) were (1) M&A AND (2) hacking. Hackers had a field day with Sony, Target, Home Depot, iCloud (and celebrity photos) and 757 other organizations. [See VZ data breach report here.]...

There Were Some Bright Spots

There were some bright spots in 2014. Canadian and UK companies reached out for consulting in 2014. Opportunities in LATAM also peaked on the horizon. But most of the attention was right here in the USA. Looks like service...

The Year That Was a Mess

We have a huge Net Neutrality debate, Open Internet fights (especially between Netflix and ISPs) and peering duels (between ISPs and backbones, notice the pattern?). Why? Lack of broadband competition. Big mergers still in play: AT&T buying DirecTV to...

Backup Consolidation Happening

Merger news CenturyLink grabbed Cognilytics...

Can You Find the Bestseller Effect?

In the world of telecom - T1's, broadband, WAN - we know who the buyer is and why he is buying - or we assume it based on experience. (Maybe we should stop assuming WHY they buy?) But in...
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